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Forum: RV-12 10-13-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By Piper J3
Try posting this in VAF>Avionics / Interiors /...

Try posting this in VAF>Avionics / Interiors / Fiberglass>Glass Cockpit

Fellows there are very helpful...
Forum: RV-12 10-13-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By Piper J3
I don't recall inside diameter of snap, but...

I don't recall inside diameter of snap, but perhaps a pop rivet would work? Maybe smaller size rivet? I understand your concern. I used sheetmetal screw and no problems after 350 hours use.

I...
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,988
Posted By Piper J3
I suspect the designers were looking at... No...

I suspect the designers were looking at...


No external drive
Minimal add'l weight
Simple addition to existing CD ignition coils
No moving parts
Reliability
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By Piper J3
E15 Vs. E10 Mogas for 912ULS

I thought I'd start a thread on this subject now that Donald Trump has waved his magic wand and will now require 15% alcohol blend in auto fuels. Easy way to keep mid-west farmers voting for the...
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,988
Posted By Piper J3
In aviation... I don't think you ever "get your...

In aviation... I don't think you ever "get your money back"
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,988
Posted By Piper J3
What would an EFI system cost for 912ULS...

What would an EFI system cost for 912ULS conversion? Might as well start there to gage interest...
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,589
Posted By Piper J3
That’s funny... Last week we were flying the...

That’s funny... Last week we were flying the RV-12 back from a small airport 15 miles south. C172 departed ahead of us and announced right turnout and destination same as us. We scooted right...
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,650
Posted By Piper J3
MS makes lots of floats for carbureted engines...

MS makes lots of floats for carbureted engines running Avgas. I'm wondering how they will hold up to 93E10 Mogas? Also, Trump is tossing the farms in Iowa a bone and changing national fuel...
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By Piper J3
I took the lid off of my tank to do the SB. I...

I took the lid off of my tank to do the SB. I used a thin single-edge razor blade so as not to deform the sheetmetal. Worked a charm. See......
Forum: RV-12 10-09-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By Piper J3
Is it possible to just fix the leak? See......

Is it possible to just fix the leak?

See......
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-09-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By Piper J3
Bob Actually what I did was print the flyer...

Bob

Actually what I did was print the flyer directly from FunPlacesToFly. If I stepped on your toes I'm sorry. Thought I'd just pass the word. People there last year where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 03:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By Piper J3
I bought a 4G cell phone switch on eBay for $149....

I bought a 4G cell phone switch on eBay for $149. Vendor is Relay-Supply in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Delivery is three days. Unit works excellent on my $3/month T-Mobile SIM card. This unit...
Forum: COMM 10-09-2018, 02:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By Piper J3
Need help with GARMIN GTR 200 Problem

I’m trying to help a friend with a recent GARMIN GTR 200 problem. Radio is in a new Synergy built RV-12 with 100TT. Plane has dual Dynon HDX. Radio was working well until 10 hours ago.

Problem…...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-09-2018, 01:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By Piper J3
Ohio Fall Fly-in Sunday Oct 14

Excellent Fly-in...

http://i68.tinypic.com/fjqp7t.jpg
Forum: RV-12 10-08-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,650
Posted By Piper J3
Rotax Service Bulletin says a pair of floats...

Rotax Service Bulletin says a pair of floats should weigh less than 7.0g. Your new MS floats weigh 7.5g. Just say'n...
Forum: RV-12 10-08-2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,103
Posted By Piper J3
From the software release...

From the software release notes...

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Forum: RV-12 10-06-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By Piper J3
Is this first start of the day or restart after...

Is this first start of the day or restart after plane was already flying?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2018, 02:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,703
Posted By Piper J3
Kids and airplanes... 18 MO we watch for a...

Kids and airplanes... 18 MO we watch for a friend. Brings back so many memories of when I was...
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By Piper J3
I think so. I was just looking at a V35 Bonanza...

I think so. I was just looking at a V35 Bonanza and it had the data plate directly on the bottom of the fuselage. First time I ever saw that...
Forum: ADS-B 10-02-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,408
Posted By Piper J3
I emailed Kurt @ uAvionix Support for an update...

I emailed Kurt @ uAvionix Support for an update on Disappearing Targets. Here is his response:

We have tested 3 builds so far and are getting closer. Testing continues because we have seen...
Forum: RV-12 10-01-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By Piper J3
A little hard to see on cover photo but looks a...

A little hard to see on cover photo but looks a lot like my Desser 500-5 6 PLY AWBS RETREAD, ELITE PREMIUM 2 GROOVE (ELITE)

http://i66.tinypic.com/2j0mblu.png

See…...
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,914
Posted By Piper J3
I agree. However, if they are charging for...

I agree. However, if they are charging for replacement hub they should issue the latest design - "F".
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,914
Posted By Piper J3
"About three failures of the 1200 hubs" is...

"About three failures of the 1200 hubs" is absolutely unacceptable for a part that is critical for safety of flight. Shipping a part with a nick in the edge of the central hole is unacceptable -...
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By Piper J3
You can ask for help here... VAF Forums >...

You can ask for help here... VAF Forums > Avionics / Interiors / Fiberglass > COMM

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/forumdisplay.php?f=38

The guys are very helpful...
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,914
Posted By Piper J3
I don't think I misread. 90% safety improvement...

I don't think I misread. 90% safety improvement is not nearly good enough for me. If Vans and Sensenich are using the "F" hub on all new installations that's where I want to be. I now have a "B"...
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,914
Posted By Piper J3
If "F" hub is overkill I'm sure Van's and...

If "F" hub is overkill I'm sure Van's and Sensenich would continue to offer original design with large pitch change cylinder. The "F" hub is the latest design that incorporates gage pins to set...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,069
Posted By Piper J3
Email sent. Best of luck...

Email sent. Best of luck...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-26-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By Piper J3
Taken tonight - flying with my friend in his...

Taken tonight - flying with my friend in his RV-12 about 40 miles SW of KCLE. Pic taken on short final into Ortner (I64).

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Forum: RV-12 09-25-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,934
Posted By Piper J3
My D180 equipped RV-12 has been displaying...

My D180 equipped RV-12 has been displaying inaccurate fuel level for the past several weeks. The Dynon D180 Installation Manual mentions backing up data in case the settings take a vacation. So I...
Forum: RV-12 09-24-2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By Piper J3
What prompted me to start this thread… a friend’s...

What prompted me to start this thread… a friend’s RV-12 built by Synergy in Eugene, OR developed an intermittent GPS fault on Dynon dual screen HDX displays. Dynon was contacted because units are...
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,650
Posted By Piper J3
Are you sure floats are all bad? You should...

Are you sure floats are all bad? You should invest in a precision weigh scale that measures in x.xx grams. See... http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1285909&postcount=4
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By Piper J3
I thought maybe I just had the problem. I sent...

I thought maybe I just had the problem. I sent an email to Van's Tech Support detailing the wire interference. Maybe Van's will issue a SB so folks make sure they address this before problems occur...
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 457
Posted By Piper J3
RV-12 TT Since New

Subsequent to the Accumulated Flight Times Since New thread... this thread is a poll to capture all RV-12's in the field.

Maybe Forum Moderators can make this a "Sticky" so it stays at the top of...
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2018, 02:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By Piper J3
Mounting Dynon Skyview GPS-2020 Antenna

Has anyone noticed an interference with the GPS-2020 antenna wires passing through the F-1201Z retaining plate?

There is a large hole in the retaining plate but it is extremely off-center with...
Forum: RV-12 09-20-2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,017
Posted By Piper J3
The slow stall speed (47mph) and light weight...

The slow stall speed (47mph) and light weight (740 lbs empty) make the RV-12 very survivable in an off-field landing. The 5-point safety belt will support and contain you as the remaining energy is...
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,017
Posted By Piper J3
"Tommy123, I think you might find it impossible...

"Tommy123, I think you might find it impossible to jump out considering the RV-12’s tilt up canopy."

Not impossible... other Van's model aircraft have tip-up canopy that is jettisonable. I like the...
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2018, 01:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,887
Posted By Piper J3
My guess is the VR gets hot when recharging the...

My guess is the VR gets hot when recharging the battery after engine start (cranking), electrical loads prior to engine start, and negative imbalance until alternator is spinning fast enough (cruise...
Forum: RV-12 09-16-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 756
Posted By Piper J3
Dale These screen shots are from three different...

Dale

These screen shots are from three different flights. Looks like you're in the...
Forum: RV-12 09-13-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,432
Posted By Piper J3
I believe Rotax is referring to Teflon Vs. rubber...

I believe Rotax is referring to Teflon Vs. rubber hoses. Canceling the 5-year changeout for Rotax Teflon hoses adds validity to Aircraft Specialty's claim for lifetime limit.
Forum: RV-12 09-13-2018, 04:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,432
Posted By Piper J3
Rotax 912 Conductive Teflon Fuel Hose Retrofit

Aircraft Specialty just announced their new Teflon Fuel Hose kit http://aircraftspecialty.com/rv-12.html to satisfy the Rotax 5-Year Rubber Hose Replacement. Back in the early spring I was asked to...
Forum: RV-12 09-11-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By Piper J3
Look here......

Look here... https://www.ebay.com/bhp/6-ring-binder
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,548
Posted By Piper J3
I wonder if you could reduce diameter at the...

I wonder if you could reduce diameter at the small end of the taper so the ball would pop off easier?
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Forum: RV-12 09-10-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,650
Posted By Piper J3
Good one. eBay does that.... $1 for item and...

Good one. eBay does that.... $1 for item and megabucks for shipping.
Forum: RV-12 09-09-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,596
Posted By Piper J3
Did you see Facet disclaimer......

Did you see Facet disclaimer... :eek:

http://i65.tinypic.com/2rw46d5.png
Forum: RV-12 09-08-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,128
Posted By Piper J3
Best to remove fairings to check tire pressure. ...

Best to remove fairings to check tire pressure. Also good to look at brake linings at same time. See Tire Problem thread... http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=163817 where OP...
Forum: RV-12 09-08-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,596
Posted By Piper J3
I suggest using electrical contact cleaner to...

I suggest using electrical contact cleaner to clean spade lugs. You might even crimp the female connector a little bit more closed. My Facet pump quit about 100 hours ago - cleaning electrical...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,609
Posted By Piper J3
Here's how I added two-speed trim to early model...

Here's how I added two-speed trim to early model RV-12... http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1202259&postcount=299
Forum: RV-12 09-07-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,650
Posted By Piper J3
$125.00 each.... :eek:

$125.00 each.... :eek:
Forum: RV-12 09-07-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By Piper J3
I'm curious why you want to install EarthX...

I'm curious why you want to install EarthX battery in RV-12 when Odyssey battery works very well. Perhaps less weight?
Forum: RV-12 09-06-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,398
Posted By Piper J3
I run mine at 28psi...

I run mine at 28psi...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-06-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,567
Posted By Piper J3
I posted that... Desser offered free tubes in a...

I posted that... Desser offered free tubes in a Thanksgiving promotion. I placed this order 11-24-2016. $139.90. Don't think shipping was included...

(2) 500-5 6 PLY AWBS RETREAD,ELITE PREMIUM 2...
Forum: RV-12 09-06-2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,975
Posted By Piper J3
I miss-spoke in my post #8 above regarding EGT's....

I miss-spoke in my post #8 above regarding EGT's. See pic below taken in cruise flight at 7500MSL with EGT's at 1200F.

Fuel flow and oil temp are a little high because airplane just came out of...
Forum: RV-12 09-06-2018, 03:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,121
Posted By Piper J3
Installation is easy for John Deere AM101406...

Installation is easy for John Deere AM101406 Voltage Regulator. The Ducati connector doesn't fit John Deere. You need to remove the spade lugs from the plastic connector housing and clip each lug...
Forum: RV-12 09-06-2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 32,647
Posted By Piper J3
I have echoUAT mounted on front of rear bulkhead...

I have echoUAT mounted on front of rear bulkhead and WiFi works fine.
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Forum: RV-12 09-05-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,975
Posted By Piper J3
I would say the thought process is correct…...

I would say the thought process is correct… needle doesn’t effect high-end mixture because taper of needle is fully lifted from the main jet at WOT. Your EGT is quite low. I typically see ~1330F at...
Forum: RV-12 09-04-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,975
Posted By Piper J3
I have a scale similar to this… ...

I have a scale similar to this… ...
Forum: RV-12 09-04-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,398
Posted By Piper J3
I miss-spoke... Desser Tire. ...

I miss-spoke... Desser Tire. ...
Forum: RV-12 09-04-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,975
Posted By Piper J3
Just wondering... Have you weighted the Bing...

Just wondering... Have you weighted the Bing floats to see if they are in spec?
Forum: RV-12 09-04-2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,398
Posted By Piper J3
I installed Desser 500-5 6 PLY AWBS RETREAD,...

I installed Desser 500-5 6 PLY AWBS RETREAD, ELITE PREMIUM 2 GROOVE (ELITE) and have over 250 hours on them. Excellent wear. Cost was $140 for two tires with free 500-5 AERO CLASSIC **BUTYL** INNER...
Forum: RV-12 09-03-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,398
Posted By Piper J3
I would say, at the very least, you need to...

I would say, at the very least, you need to replace the tube if the tire has been run flat, and depending on age, you may want to replace all three tubes. AIRSTOP tubes work very well to minimize...
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 32,647
Posted By Piper J3
BigJohn I'm running uAvionix echoUAT +...

BigJohn

I'm running uAvionix echoUAT + skyFYX-EXT + 24" Antenna Coax with 327 transponder. Echo antenna is located about 18" aft of rear baggage bulkhead. I have ~ 50 good PAPR's. I didn't have...
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 32,647
Posted By Piper J3
Try adding alligator clip jumper wire to ground...

Try adding alligator clip jumper wire to ground the unit?
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